Ascensus Debuts the Ascend Education Conference

Ascensus ramping up its final planning as it prepares for this fall.

With over a year of preparation and hard work, Ascensus is excited to soon kick-off the Ascend education conference beginning mid-September in Orlando, Florida.  Ascend will offer a new type of learning interaction and provide real-world knowledge that attendees can use back at their organizations. And, like its predecessors Fall Forum and IRA Supertrain®, Ascend will continue to deliver professional, high-quality training that industry professionals expect from Ascensus.  Ascend has more curriculum choices with over 40 courses covering IRAs, HSAs, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and thought provoking industry topics. Ascend also gives attendees the flexibility to choose courses based on their skill level and interests. Ascend attendees may obtain the Certified IRA Specialist (CIS) I or CIS II designations. Attendees also may earn continuing education credits for many additional industry designations.

New to Ascend is a free mobile app, which will give attendees quick access to all Ascend information. From managing an education schedule, accessing course material, and allowing attendees to interact with each other, the Ascend mobile app allows attendees to easily manage their time and personalize their Ascend experience. Registered attendees will receive instructions on how to download the mobile app before the start of the Ascend conference location that they’ve registered for. 

“We are pleased to see the strong number of registrations to date with some sites already near capacity.  Building upon the feedback from Fall Forum and Supertrain®, Ascend will deliver.  We are looking forward to seeing the attendees in just over one month,” said Steve Christenson, Executive Vice President at Ascensus.

Limited space still is available at all three Ascend locations.

September 12–14, 2016   October 17–19, 2016 November 14–16, 2016
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Radisson Blu Mall of America Aria Resort & Casino
Orlando, FL Bloomington, MN  Las Vegas, NV

Click here for more information or to register for Ascend.

About Ascensus 

Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping over 7 million Americans save for the future. With more than 35 years of experience, the firm partners with financial institutions to offer tailored solutions that meet the needs of financial professionals,employers, and individuals. Ascensus specializes in record keeping, administrative, and program management services, supporting over 40,000 retirement plans and over 3.8 million 529 college savings accounts. It also administers more than 1.6 million IRAs and health savings accounts and is home to one of the largest ERISA consulting teams in the country. For more information about Ascensus, visit

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